Posted by: sammerz | 19 June, 2010

The Puzzle

As we celebrate our SIX MONTHS, I thought it would be good to share a little part of our wedding theme.  You may have noticed on the wedding programme pictures of little puzzle pieces, and the groomsmen’s cufflinks were also in the shape of puzzles.  As Steph shared her vows, you may have recalled that she gave me a small blue box.

Here are our vows again…

Sam, I will now give you the last “Yes I do” puzzle piece to complete the puzzle that I’ve given you, pieces by pieces from the first month that we started going out in 2006. It’s by God’s grace that I can make my
vows to you today.
I promise you that I will be dependent on God, so I can ask for His grace, strength and wisdom to love, respect and honour you, more and more each day.
I promise you I will be your best friend, your most attentive helper and be your companion in the midst of hard times. To be united with you and march on to expand God’s Kingdom here on Earth.
I will submit to you as God has delegated His authority to you. I will have my poms poms ready to be your greatest cheerleader and encourage you to chase your God given dreams, purposes and plans and most importantly, I will follow you.
I choose to love you with all of my heart, for the rest of my life. Ngo lubi nei.

I remember the day when we began our relationship – that we would put God first in our relationship and let the overflow of His love be the glue that binds us together.  It was then we knew that 3 years would be a good time to eventually get married… and now, 3 years later, the time has come…
My dearest Steph, I love you with all my heart and promise with all my strength to love you a little more each day.  I choose to accept, cherish and respect you for who you are right now and to champion your future as we seek God’s vision for our lives.
I look forward to growing, laughing and crying with you in the adventure we now have before us.  In times of gladness and sorrow, through trials and challenges, failures and triumph; I will stand by you to provide for you, protect you, teach and learn from you.  I will be your companion and confidant: a friend you can lean on.  With unspeakable joy, I am proud to call you my wife for as long as we both shall live.

So what was in that little box?  They were the last two pieces of a puzzle that Steph began to give me from the beginning of our relationship.

From the start she already had the whole picture in mind, and every month she would give me a few pieces of the puzzle.  On the backs of these pieces she would write a word or two – memories of the times we shared.

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  1. I’m really blessed by your stories…
    May God keep 2 of you as His blessing to others.

  2. Hi, heard and thought you both like puzzle like me… but never realize the touching story behind it… we are so moved by your story…very creative indeed. So bless to hear this. Love from Jade and Victor

  3. Is there a “like” button somewhere?

  4. I think there is…. just beneath the slideshow 🙂

  5. Guys, this is so sweet! Steph, u go girl! Had the whole puzzle idea orchestrated so perfectly up until the day! Sam-what a blessing to have such a wonderful wife, and steph, so good to have it all recorded by sam for us all to read! And be encouraged!

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